When coming up with ideas for the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer, designer Aaron Cooper worked closely with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. In addition to certain design elements of the shoe, majority of the colorways were inspired by particular aspects of Fitzgerald’s life. A White/Neutral Grey/Varsity Purple look reflects Larry’s time as a Minnesota Vikings ballboy when he was younger. An Oakland Raider-like metallic silver and black colorway is actually a nod to a controversial metallic silver cleat that Fitzgerald wore during a Monday Night Football last season. New here at Eastbay is this obsidian-based pair, which of course represents Larry’s ties to the University of Pittsburgh.
The “Pitt” Zoom Huarache Trainer sports and obsidian nubuck and mesh upper, with white working the cross-strap and midsole. White also hits Swoosh branding on the heel, while metallic gold appears on the inner liner and Huarache branding on the tongue. Not to be confused with a second Pittsburgh colorway from the Pro Combat Pack, this pair is available to pre-order today.